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Opioid prescribing reports

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) opioid prescribing reports compare prescribers’ opioid prescribing rates to the average rates of their specialty peers. The goal of sharing individual and comparative prescribing data with providers is to support self reflection and quality improvement. 

The opioid prescribing reports include data for seven sentinel opioid prescribing measures. These seven measures assess individual prescribing behavior in the acute, post-acute and chronic pain phases. DHS and the Opioid Prescribing Work Group developed the measures through careful analysis of Minnesota Medicaid and MinnesotaCare prescription data and considering national measures. 

Comprehensive information about the DHS opioid prescribing reports and the measures are available in this section. Additional references include the following:

Please email questions to DHS at Allow 2-3 business days for a response.

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